IllustrisTNG

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IllustrisTNG

Post #1by Lafuente_Astronomy » 05.02.2019, 14:09

So, I was browsing through the Internet looking for some other planetarium programs and universe simulations to download, and then I came across this one simulation that I have yet to fully explore. It's called IllustrisTNG. It is claimed to be the biggest and most advanced virtual universe to date, and it's based from many prominent scientist group's data on the Cosmos, particularly from their readings on Astrophysics, which is merged into 18 different simulations working together as one, and calculated by a supercomputer. It's possibly because of the immense data needed to make and maintain the simulation that it is not available for download.

Their website: http://www.tng-project.org

What are your thoughts on this? If possible, can some or all of the data be converted for Celestia as addons? Just curious
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Post #2by Gurren Lagann » 05.02.2019, 21:18

Well, you can download parts of it at a time, at http://www.tng-project.org/data/ - but since each file is several gigabytes big, I think its not possible to the data be converted for Celestia (even as addons).


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